Rep. Matt Shaheen describes book’s content as “graphic images of women being raped by demons”
Matt Shaheen, Republican representative of Texas’s 66th district, cited Goblin Slayer as an example of an “obscene” book to ban from schools. He described the content to the Houston Chronicle as “graphic images of women being raped by demons” and stated: “Anyone who believes this is acceptable is mentally ill. We will be going after the vendors that sold this trash to Texas children.”
He did not say which Texas schools had Goblin Slayer in their book collection. He also did not specify whether he was referring to Kumo Kagyu‘s Goblin Slayer novel series or Kōsuke Kurose‘s manga adaptation. Yen Press has licensed both the novels and manga.
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